Dempsey's double downs Bolton

Updated: 28 April 2011 10:13 IST

Clint Dempsey broke Fulham's Premier League goal-scoring record by netting twice in a 3-0 victory over Bolton on Wednesday.

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Clint Dempsey broke Fulham's Premier League goal-scoring record by netting twice in a 3-0 victory over Bolton on Wednesday.

The American midfielder hooked a half-cleared corner into the net after 15 minutes and tapped in Eidur Gudjohnsen's flick-on three minutes into the second half to take his tally since joining Fulham in 2007 to 33 goals.

Dempsey surpasses fellow American Brian McBride and French midfielder Steed Malbranque, who both scored 32 league goals before leaving Fulham.

Dempsey's double took him to 12 league goals this season alone. Fellow Texan Brede Hangeland, the defender who plays his international football for Norway, completed Fulham's victory with a 65th minute-header.

Fulham soared into the top half of the Premier League standings to ninth, a place and four points behind Bolton with four matches remaining.

The victory extended Fulham's unbeaten run at Craven Cottage to seven matches, during which they have picked up 19 points out of a possible 21 to ensure the London club's Premier League survival.

Topics : Football Birmingham City Everton Wigan Athletic Chelsea Liverpool Bolton Wanderers Middlesbrough Arsenal Fulham Steven Gerrard Clint Dempsey
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